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ABC
Jan 22, 2013 12:35am PST
big day, more than half a million americans stream into washington to watch president barack obama take the oath of office once more and deliver a history-making call to action. >>> the big night, the stars, the glamour and the gowns. with the inauguration balls winding down just a short time ago we bring you washington's biggest night out. >>> and the big crowd. our own bill weir on the streets of the capital with families from across the country to find out what this day means to them. >>> a special edition of >>> this special edition of "nightline," inauguration 2013 continues with terry moran. >> hello and thanks for joining us on this inauguration night. an american ritual and a grand party. president barack obama took the oath of office for a second time. the massive crowd out there on the national mall there to witness it all as a vast and divided nation paused to take note and listen. he was having a blast. [ cheers and applause ] on pennsylvania avenue, in the reviewing stand with his family. at lunch with congressional leaders. and up on the capital's west front, barack o
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 12:00am PST
can obama's efforts to transform america. while americans across the country grapple with a country that's 16 trillion dollars in debt. do you think the president today talked about generational theft, balanced budgets, living within our means, making tough decisions so that america does not become greece? that's not part of transforming america. here with reaction is our own fox news contributor, the architect, karl rove, sir. i like the music, i like the dancing. what did you think of the speech? >> not impressed. you know, i agree with your comments in the lead-in. there was one other thing, the president kept falling back on this habit of strawman arguments of suggesting that somebody is arguing something that nobody is arguing. for example, no single person can train all the math and science teachers we'll need to equip our children for the futures or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs to our shores. who is suggesting one person can do this? what he's trying to say there is, you can't do it. communities can't do it. businesses can't do it. g
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 8:00pm PST
among americans remains so. personally, personally barack obama very popular. i think his personal rate is around 59%. job approval 52. how can this country in the space of, what, almost 30 years, change so dramatically in our philosophy? >> well, first of all, obama today did say that it's a fiction to believe that government alone can solve all of the problems. so he is taking somewhat of a middle course now. if you look at that speech, i mean, it's an odd speech he just threw out things. there is kind of no coherent plan and, again, i think the missed opportunity was to say to the american public and the world, look, this is where i'm going. this is what matters. one, two, three. these are the things i'm going to do. and there was a scatter shot approach. and i think a lot of the speech was unnecessarily vague. >> you didn't answer my question. i know it's a little bit of an esoteric nation. how county nation change in less than 30 years where we are rornld reagan becomes icon into what we have now which is 1 will 0 degrees opposite? what changed? >> i think part of this and loo
Current
Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
course, how did it go? we'll give you both sides. >> obama: my fellow americans we are made for this moment, and we will seize it so long as we seize it together. >> cenk: oh, together with the republicans. no, some good moments and not so great moments in the speech and over all day we'll give you all of that, and there was one person who was definitely not happy with what went down. his brother dr. cornell west. >> when i got the news that my dear brother barack obama president obama, was going to put his hand on martin luther king jr.'s bible i got upset. >> cenk: why did he get upset? we'll explain. and lupe fiasco. a wrapper we've had on the show. they were not happy with him either. he was thrown out of a party. for this. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: is he right? practice the partywere the partyers right? that's what we discuss on this show. that's exactly why it's go time. >> cenk: you know how these inauguration events go. there's a lot of talk about this is the moment. in fact, give me a moment here. oh there it is. there is the president and first lady walking down the street
Current
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
remember anyone even voicing the idea that somebody named barack obama would become african-american president for the first time in our nation's history. i don't know if king dreamed it. i don't know if anyone has researched that, but that came to pass more rapidly than many of us maked imagined possible. >> john: i can't stop that. i just hope the speech inspires the next generation. activist and author kristal brent zook and political activist tom hayden. thank you both for being here this evening. >> thank you. >> john: saturday was gun appreciation day and it was a very good day for my panel of comedians coming right up. the pomp, the circumstance the insight and analysis. current tv presents the presidential inauguration plus insight into obama's second term. only on current tv. >> john: many americans spent the weekend appreciating our system of democracy while others spent time appreciating the legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. and then some spent time appreciating--guns. because after the horrific shooting in nu town one month ago what better time to appreciate the guns t
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
kids taking kissing pictures of their parents. as for michelle obama's outfit, it was by american designer thom browne. whether you like it or not, it could have been worse. imagine these other designed by browne, instead of the obamas, it could have been the inauguration of the monster. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> i don't know about you, kate, but i had a great time watching all of this, the serious, the not so serious, and now people are going to go out there and have a few laughs. >> quite a day from the official ceremony on the west front of the capitol to all of the fun we have been having covering the parade and watching the president watch the parade from the reviewing stand. quite a day, and it's not even over yet for them. >> piers morgan, anderson cooper, erin burnett are getting ready to cover some of the fun, blacklife tie inaugural balls. they're only just beginning. >> only just beginning. there's a live picture we're seeing of one of the balls. the next question, what is everyone wearing? >> and we want to know hot the first lady will be wearing. of course, you w
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
the new patriotism that obama is for. but he didn't stop with african-americans. he's now expanding it. he's talking about the lesbian and gay struggle, talking about latinos. wanting this new american patriotism to include everybody. i say there's a difference now between the liberty only form of patriotism that you her from some people in the far right. liberty and justice for all patriotism, and this speech, i think, is really going to mark that new patriotism. >> can i jump in on that other thing, similarities? king was on the whole poverty conversation and the justice, poverty, you know, next question about justice, the next thing was about poverty, but there's a connection there with obama also. remember, when obama first graduated from ivy league college, he didn't go to wall street or k street in d.c., he went and became a community organizer, working on issues of poverty. a lot of people sort of on the left would argue, and especially from the black community, argue now that quite frankly, what happened to that obama, the community organizer in the conversations about pover
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm EST
era of transparency, one of the many promises obama made to the american people in the first day in office four years ago. >> let me say it as simply as i can. transparency and the rule of law will be the touch stones of this presidency. >> this is the most transparent administration in the history of our country. >> to the general public? gerri: a touch stone, but a new report shows the president failed on this promise. joining me now, chris horner, senior fellow for the competitive enterprise institute and the author of "confessions of freedom of information criminal." chris, welcome back to the show. good to see you. so let's tell people what's at stake here when we talk about being transparent. what is it you're wanting to see that you can't get at? >> oh, well, many things. i'm finding that they have established false identities for federal recordkeeping purposes to keep certain correspondents, apparently correspondents they didn't want people to see to reflect well on them. they moved government over to aol to conduct the deals of the drug companies and so on to strike the oba
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
, you have supported president obama. so many hispanic americans came out for him. why do you think that happened? >> it's very easy. obama and the democrats had the best option for the latinos. immigration reform on the table. the dream act. latino -- the latinos here in the united states are so powerful, and their voice needs to be heard. they need to be treated as first class citizens. >> reporter: in addition to celebrities, campaign volunteers came from around the country. kelly jacobs traveled from mississippi, literally wearing her support. how many sequins on your address? >> 4,000 total, 2,000 each side. >> reporter: they are done by side. >> they are antique shield sequins, i sewed them on. >> reporter: a lot of work behind them and still ahead of them if they hope to help president obama deliver on his second term. but last night, just time for a good party. soledad, the musical performances, i can't tell you how wonderful they were. they were fantastic. i wish you could have been there. a late night. things wrapped up 1:00 a.m. well into the evening. >> i had a chance to go t
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2013 9:00am PST
economic equality and the social safety net president obama championed the american belief in equality of race, gender, and sexual orientation, becoming the first american president to use the word gay in an inaugural address. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. if we are truly created equal surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> after remaining nearly silent on the issue for most of his first term, the president spoke with renewed commitment regarding climate change and the urgent battle to combat it. >> some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. >> after outlining this broad, ambitious agenda, the president then went to lunch with the people who will seek to block it. surrounded by congressional republicans, president obama acknowledged the gulf separating him from his adversaries on capitol hill. >> i recognize there are profound differences in this room,
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
incredible line up in the course of the president's first term: of course, president obama also made history for being the first african american president. but how about this line-up of other titles, from news week? the first gay president in new york magazine, the first jewish president. from the washington post piece by dana millbank, barack obama. in 2009, a french news agency ran a piece hitled an american president. and then radio host geraldo rivera first dubbed him the first hispanic president. and there are many more first term firsts for president obama, some serious, some not quite so serious at all. >> it doesn't matter whether you're black or white or hispanic or asian or native american or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in america if you're willing to try. >> i urge you to choose chicago. i urge you to choose america. and if you do, if we walk this path together, then i promise you this, the city of chicago and the united states of america will make the world proud. >> this was really convenient. i can't tell you who
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 2:00am PST
ask you, you supported president obama in his re-election this year. so many hispanic americans came out for him. why do you that i happened? >> well, it's very easy. you know, obama and the democrats have the best option for the latinos. immigration reform is on the table. the dream act. so, you know, the latinos here in the united states are so powerful and their voice needs to be heard. they need to be treated as first class citizens. >> reporter: in addition to celebrities, campaign volunteers came from around the country. kelly jacobs traveled from mississippi, literally, wearing her support. how many sequins are on your dress? >> 4,000 total. >> reporter: and these are all done by hand? >> they're antique shield sequ n sequi sequins. >> reporter: a lot of work behind them and ahead if they are to help president obama deliver in the second term. but tonight, it was just time for a good party. >> it looks like a good party. brianna keilar, thank you. >> everyone talking about the jason wu dress. >> twice. >> twice in a row. all right. moving on to some other news. it is the testi
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
know, this is also the second time for michelle obama, who has been such a force in american life. obtaining jobs for military families. thousands and thousands of them. and also for health and nutrition for american children. but as we know, she has to contend with the scrutiny of what she wears. and tonight, the question -- why does it matter so much? abc's deborah roberts is here with us to explain. >> reporter: michelle obama dazzled in a navy blue silk coat by a little known american, thom browne, who only learned his design was chosen when he saw it today. >> i know she had a lot of other people that she could have, you know, chosen from and to be the one that she chose is one of those amazingly humbling experiences. >> reporter: browne, best known for men's, not ladies wear, could benefit from the first lady's midas touch. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs, a fashion designer ascends. it's a phenomenal, phenomenal career-maker. >> reporter: it's that $14 million boost for any designer she wears. and the steady profits she delivers to the mass market brands sh
SFGTV
Jan 22, 2013 9:00am PST
during president obama's final four years in office it is estimated that 40,000 americans will be killed with guns, the same amount of people killed in vietnam. says the shooting in arizona which killed six people including a nine-year-old and seriously injured than congresswoman-- as the city we should continue to lead the way to advocate
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 7:00pm PST
american people, president obama should focus on something, would it be equality or economic renewal, most americans would say economic renewal. >> do you think he won't be focusing on it because he spoke about equality today? >> well, not because he spoke about equality today. it is because he elevated it as a central theme of his presidency and he said that without that, there is no progress. no economic -- that comes morally and i think linearly first. that's not i think what the american people would think. >> but here's what i think is actually happening. the trickle down economic model that says, when the wealthy do well, everybody else will do better. i think it has been discredited. i think what obama firmly believes is that the economy grows from the middle class out. so therefore, it used to be the case you would say either you're concerned about growth or about equality. i think what obama believes is that when you have too much inequality, you cannot get the growth. >> well, for the next two years you're not talking about the middle class out. you're talking about
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 11:15pm EST
approval by the majority of americans feared at the moment, obama securing the task although the rise of anti-american appraising encoding of the master of libyan success in afghanistan has minimally raised the issue with defense of the nation as an ingredient in the coming election. the obama society economic opportunity inherited the worst economic crisis since the great depression, but the president is now called responsible for continuation of high unemployment and minimal hope for his improvement and also for increases in the dead end deficit. his job legislation proposals are not well received the republicans. the administration has not proposed any innovative resolution for the severe downturn in housing and some believe he should have supported and promoted simpson/bowles deficit reduction proposal. he's not been able to significantly expand economic opportunity. how has obama used the tools of leadership? he attempts to communicate his vision of proposal, but he said. so often on television that overexposure was occurring. he's a capable public speaker, beseeches frequently like
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 2:00pm PST
people are more with obama on immigration and gay rights. majority of american people -- >> greg: how do i feel about gay rights? what are you talking about? >> dana: let's ask. >> bob: gay rights. gay marriage? you don't need constitutional amendment. >> dana: who talks about gay marriage anymore? name the republican who out front on that? >> bob: they duck on it. >> dana: name one. there isn't. >> bob: i will give you every republican -- >> dana: talk about gay marriage? [ overtalk ] >> greg: i was for gay marriage before obama. >> eric: look at the mainstream media swoon over barack obama. watch. >> reminds me of lincoln in that speech. gettysburg address. second inaugural itself. >> i was moved. to be up there in frozen crowd. >> president went past where i am now, i will wave to the president. >> i can see the president right now in the limo. >> mr. president, mr. president, is the weather good? that's fantasticbe! >> wow! >> that is huge! >> wow! >> yes! >> eric: surprised by that? >> greg: you don't think obama and reagan got that response? >> andrea: they want to pinch th
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
all around the country to watch the 57 the inauguration ceremony of an american president, and his second inauguration of this president, barack obama beginning his second term after saying that americans must seize the moment and their challenges. we leave you with these images of inauguration day. >> a decade of war is now ending. an economic recovery has begun. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack obama. >> we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands. and in this capacity for risk and the gift for reinvestment. >> congratulations, mr. president. -- >> we are made for this moment and as long as we seize this together -- >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding for this presentation was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you operate in, working to nurture new ventures and help provide capital for key, strategic decisions. we offer ex
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 12:00am PST
has allowed barack obama to be re-elected, african-american man, it would have been almost unthinkable when martin luther king was assassinated, but it has come true. his dream has come true. >> freedom is so important, and this country is all about freedom. that's why everybody wants to come here and live in america. today, you felt that, you felt the dream and the hope and the people. that's what makes america so great. it's wonderful. >> keep dancing. the fans are loving you moving. >> thanks, piers. come dance with me later. >> i will. >> this is sort of like getting audio -- an audio enema, your entire body. you got it. >> chris tucker. >> that's it. >> wow, on this lovely note, we will take a brief break. >> eat your heart out. >> let's do a dance. what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. we've got a lot of empty cans. go, go, go, go! bye sweetie. honey what are you doing? we gotta go! it's dress-like-a-president day, i'm supposed to be martin van buren. w
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
formal inauguration of an american president, barack obama delivered one of the most progressive speeches ever given by a commander in chief. with more than a million people in attendance, the president took the ceremonial oath of office on the steps of the united states capitol. president obama did not set out to lower expectations of his second term. instead, he established the goals of a progressive agenda. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together. for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. we believe that america's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. >> themes of unity, togetherness, and helping our fellow man rang throughout the president's second inaugural address. he did not shy away from our moral obligation to each other either. >> we are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else because she is an american
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
american democracy. president barack obama taking the oath of office, vowing in his second term that americans would not have to choose between budget cutting and taking care of seniors and children. and then, of course, it was time for the inaugural parade. 0 our steve handlesman is live at the white house with the very latest this evening. and they're at the second ball, mrs. obama looking beautiful in a jason wu gown. >> reporter: stealing the attention again from the president. she is much beloved here in washington on both side of the political aisle. president obama's main theme on this second inaugural day was national unity since there's an awful lot that we can get done if americans get together. at the president's second swearing in by supreme court chief justice john roberts, hundreds of thousands jammed the national mall. president obama had his hand on bibles use d by president lincon and martin luther king. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> we, the people -- >> reporter: in his inaugural address president obama echoed themes sounded by lincoln and
KICU
Jan 21, 2013 7:00pm PST
to find common ground on key issues, obama pushed for unity. >> my fellow americans, we're made for this moment and we'll seize it, as long as we seize it together. >> reporter: he brought attention to climate change and gay rights and equal pay for women and we heard a familiar theme from the campaign trail. >> for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. >> reporter: no inauguration would be complete without the president and first lady walking the parade route. then more personal moments, enjoying the festivities and music from the comfort of their viewing stand. >> so lots of moments but perhaps the biggest question of all, what was michelle obama going to be wearing to the balls? turns out she wore a dress, a red long gown and that's the same designer from four years ago, jason wu. we're live in washington, back to you. >>> once again, the inaugural celebration is in full swing. this is a live picture of the commander in chief's ball. that is taking place inside the washington convention cent
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 8:30pm EST
obama senior's third wife, second american way. >> has she tacked to the media quiet >> she has never talked to anyone. this is one of the key interviews. >> is the only interview that over here. was it worth coming over for? >> that is a tough question. yeah. it's too hypothetical. >> host: thank you for giving me socratic. she helped pythagoras baker and that was very important. in that interview, i'll never forget sitting in the back of the kenner carts on the lawn for several hours and was pouring our hearts out. >> host: after she married barack obama she divorced him in state in kenya. just as she did. she married an african and took that name and had two children by barack senior and i matter they her second husband. she stayed the whole time. she's still very much part of the nairobi community and as renÉe kenner curtain there for many years. posted may 1864 to 1963 they were married. how long had she known him before she essentially quit: 30 kenya? just as she finished school, but was teaching by that point. she no longer new. one of those very quick things. what she did kno
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2013 1:00am PST
president obama himself refers to as the single most important day of his presidency. for americans at large, that was number two. what ranked higher than that? what does americans think was the single best accomplishment of his first term, even better than killing bin laden? it was ending the war in iraq. president obama campaigned on ending the war in iraq in 2008. he was against that war right from the very start, and in december 2011, after eight and a half years of war, the president, as he promised, did bring the iraq war to a close. when president obama took the office -- took the oath of office four years ago, there were 144,000 u.s. troops in iraq. today it is about 200. that right there is what americans consider about the single greatest accomplishment of his first term. heading into his second term, the president has just come off a campaign in which he promised to bring america's other war, our longest war ever to a close, the war in afghanistan. here is the president tonight at the commander in chief ball with members of the military and their families. the president a
KRON
Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
and republicans struggling to find common ground on a number of key issues, obama pushed for unity: >> "my fellow americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it - so long as we seize it together." >> reporter: he brought attention to climate change, as well as gay rights and equal pay for women. and we heard a familiar theme from the campaign trail. >> "for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it." >> reporter: and no inauguration would be complete without the president and first lady walking part of the famed parade route. then, more personal moments -- enjoying the festivities, and music, from the comfort of their viewing stand in washington, i'm tory dunnan. >> 30's right now in napa, vallejo and concord. warmer in daly city. we are expecting another beautiful day. the afternoon highs and are in the 60s for los gatos. and for the north bay, low 60s through napa and santa rosa. your full forecast, coming up. >> pam: celebrating the life of dr martin luther king on the holiday whic
ABC
Jan 22, 2013 1:40am PST
michelle obama seems so accessible, american women just want to look like her. deborah roberts, abc news, washington. >> that really is an amazing stat, if you think about it. that she could have a $14 million impact on one designer just by wearing the dress. that's how the intensity and exposure is. and jason, after the first inauguration four years ago, he launched into making candles and doing a furniture line. every media outlet carries this story. i generally don't care, but i find the economics around it interesting, at least. >> what shoes was she wearing? >> rebox? i don't know. >> jimmy chu and jason wu. chu and wu and wang. >> why do people not ask what the dudes are wearing? what suit did the president have on? no one ever asks. don't women get tired of that double standard? >> we do. what are you wearing? >> it's target. >> kmart? >> blue light special. >> we're going to have a whole lot more ahead. >> it is paula's last day, thankfully on "world news now." only kidding. we'll set aside one celebration for another coming up next. >>> "world ♪ >> good morning, everybody
CBS
Jan 22, 2013 4:30am PST
counter. >> reporter: carol heys would never imagine she could see an african-american president sworn in. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: or talk about martin luther king. mr.bam made history uttering a three letter word never spoken in an inaugural address, gay. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated fairly under the law. >> reporter: he urged congress to work with him. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics. >> reporter: people who waited for hours embraced the harsher tone, the smaller crowd of 700, 000. anita jackson told me crunching numbers is missing the point of the inauguration rich with history and four years later, hope. >> i'm so proud and honored to be a part of this environment today. >> reporter: before leaving the capitol steps today, mr. obama took one last look over the gigantic spectacle and said, i will never see this again. >>> a group of east bay students made it to washington, d.c. for the inauguration but getting there was not easy. for half of the 46 stude
KCSMMHZ
Jan 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
>>> reaching across the aisle. u.s. president barack obama called for unity as he embarks on his second term. barack obama avoided the words "democrat" and "republican." but he's made it clear he wants americans of different political stripes to work together. he laid out his vision for his next four years in his second inaugural address. obama was sworn in in public, something he had done in private the day before. former president, state governors and members of congress braved the cold alongside him. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> obama described his priorities for his second term from the domestic economy and diplomacy to climate change. he talked about values and principles common to all americans. he said prosperity must rest on the shoulders of the rising middle class. >> no single person can train all the math and science teachers we'll need to equip our children for the future. or build the roads and networks and research labs that
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 6:30pm PST
. my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it so long as we seize it together. >> our washington correspondent was there. you were at the inauguration. obama had quite a big wish list. take us through it. >> well, it is not really a wish list. inaugural speeches are not the place for a wish list. but you can read between the lines. i would sum it up with two words, unity and equality. a message to republicans meaning let's work together for a change to try to make things better in america, especially economically speaking and also for the budget. now equality is something that rsonates very well with his voters. not just about gender and race equality but equality for immigrants. he talked about that quite a lot. that is the point that might translate into serious political action. as we all know the latina community is affected by immigration and they helped to re-elect barack obama. major project coming up there. the last point that is important for us europeans, he talked about climate change. he signaled he is willing to take action in this field.
WHUT
Jan 21, 2013 9:00pm EST
heard barack obama give. it was tracing american history saying that he faced to our ideals we have to change and we have to change in a collective direction. we have to guarantee equal income for women for the same work, he mentioned gay rights, mentioned climate change, he mentioned preserving medicare social security. i thought it was pretty much laying down quite liberal agenda, there was none of the bipartisan, transpartisan stuff of the first speech. and there was none of what you would call conservative speech. there was very little when he talked about story of american history it was the story of seneca, thelma, stonewall. not the story of inventors, capitalism. that was -- that's different. >> that makes it liberal? >> i think so. these are two different areas people tend to emphasize. it was less about cap stallism or hard choices, i don't think there was a mention of terrorism. so i think it was a pretty forthrightly progressive speech. >> mark shields? >> i'd like to come down squarely on the side of my colleague in this. that the president pleaded for unity, like cats
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 2:00am PST
president and first lady michelle obama as she walked and waived enthusiastic reporters of american's first black president stepping into his second term. >> we a black man being reinaugurated. that's a very stirring sight. this nation made great progress in these issues. i thought it echoed something that could have been written 30 years ago. owe b ♪ obama is on fire >> alicia keys and jennifer hudson sirn nayeding the president as they danced to the song "let's stay together. >> you can't go wrong with those kinds of celebrations. the president is soaking it all in every moment of a day that was truly his own. he remarked that he wanted to take one more look at the crowd who gathered knowing he didn't want to repeat this again. it will completely fade because he has to go back to work for congress and republicans are waiting to exercise in governing. >> much of the country waking up to freezing temperatures. >> maria molina on places we could be getting snow today. snow is fun. >> it will be that cold you might as well get snow. across new york lake erie and northwestern pennsylva
PBS
Jan 22, 2013 12:00pm PST
most unapologetically liberal speech we've heard barack obama give. it was really tracing american history and saying to keep faith to our ideals we have to change in a collective direction. we have to guarantee women equal income for the same work, he he mentioned gay rights and climate change and preserving medicare and social security. i thought it was laying down a liberal agenda." did you see it that way, mark? >> i think without a doubt, this was a progressive speech from a guy who has offered himself up sometimes as something more post-partisan. no doubt that almost every major progressive desire, vision of america was laid out in the speech. again, nothing surprising about what he believes. i thought the most surprising thing about the speech-- and it goes the point david brooks is making-- there's something surprising in it. there's nothing he said about these issues are important to him that was new or fresh or allowed us to see into his vision of how to move the country forward on them as opposed to simply saying "i am a progressive and these are the things i believe and
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 9:00pm PST
president obama's second term. nobody has any idea what that is going to be like or how that is going to work, because nobody has ever done this before in american politics. joining us now to talk about the inauguration and this development in our politics is dan rather, the anchor and managing editor of dan rather reports on axs tv. happy inauguration day. thank you for joining us. >> happy inauguration day to you, and what a job you have done, rachel, and what a day for the country. one can be blase about a lot. but we can't be blase about a day like this where a reelected person of color becomes president of the united states for another four years. listen, i don't care whether you're republican, democrat, mugwamp, whatever, it's a day where you have to say what a country. >> dan, i have said that there is no precedent for exactly the way the president is planning on spending his second term. obviously every presidency is different. political strategy evolves over time as presidents evolve over time. is this president planning something that is materially different in accomplishing hi
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